pen and paper grow restive
Daily Prompt – Snippet
cuts right to the chase
economy of verbiage
trademark writing style
Inspired by Daily Prompt – Trademark
Nebraska became a state in 1867.
This year marks its sesquicentennial.
One of many activities celebrating this
milestone included a public art project
“Nebraska by Heart.”
Nebraska artists created 89 sculptures
symbolizing Nebraska as America’s
Heartland and the love its citizens
feel for their state.
All 89 Hearts will be auctioned this
Friday, with proceeds divided equally
between two Lincoln-based non-profit
organizations and the artist.
My husband and I sponsored one of the
artists, Ann Whitesell, who created the
sculpture, “Melting H’Art”, pictured.
She worked in the style of glass artist
Dale Chihuly, but using plastic formed
by heating, decorated with alcohol-based
inks. The effect is stunning.
My hope is that Nebraskans will take
interest in this worthwhile event and turn
out in good number to bid on the Hearts.
Daily Prompt – Interest
Inspired by Daily Prompt – Finite
Color Fusion Induced Illusion
Inspired by Daily Prompt – Illusion
Our precious words we lock away
Save them for a rainy day
Imprisoned in our minds they stay
Never to see the light of day
Anxiously they pine away
Falling into disarray
Ideas once bright dimly glow
If only we could let them go
Across blank paper freely flow
Till new dawn the rooster crows
Weaving tales of wondrous lore
Shaking readers to the core
Alas, not yet, it’s far too soon
Maybe come next blue moon
Inspired by Daily Prompt – Paper
pen in hand at last
pristine journal awaiting
If only the creative process
Would yield to intimidation.
The scenario would go something like this:
Alright you little buggers,
I know you’re in there
All jumbled up together
In a nonsensical mass
Back in the darkest
Recesses of my mind.
I demand you hold
Your serifs up high
And step forward
In a coherent sentence
Or else I’ll tear you apart
Letter by letter
Punctuating your demise
And they say writers are unstable.